Welcome to St Catherine’s College―known informally and fondly as Catz―where we’re all raring to get going with Session 5 this Sunday. Classrooms are ready, with chairs and lesson books placed just so; teachers are primed to lead students through the next two weeks of learning; and the Catz lawns, dining hall and common rooms await students’ laughter, conversations and new friendships.
Students are about to embark on a unique summer experience at Catz, a striking architectural feat by Arne Jacobsen, and the University of Oxford’s youngest undergraduate college (est. 1962). Under the guidance of our dynamic, world-class team of teachers, and alongside international classmates, some students will get to know how to do business entrepreneur-style, whilst others set about Broadening their Horizons.
This experience will go beyond the bounds of the classroom, as aside from learning SWOT analyses and how to calculate the price elasticity of demand, students will be treated to a range of extracurricular and social activities. They will have the opportunity to explore the history, architecture and winding waterways of Oxford city, peer into the cabinets of curiosities on display in its famous Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, explore the grand buildings and fine gardens of Hampton Court, and bring out their air guitars at smash-hit musical The School of Rock. Students will also have the chance to unwind and celebrate with their new friends at mid-session and graduation parties (‘Narnia’ and ‘British Seaside’-themed).
Make sure that you bookmark the St Catherine’s College blog as we’ll be posting daily updates throughout the next two weeks, including photos of students enjoying lessons and activities each day. It’s going to be a wonderful two weeks, and you really won’t want to miss a thing.